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Harris Street

Harris StreetOn a night in July 1975 a police officer questioned MP Colin Moyle who was lingering around a...

Tags: 1970s, cruising, member of parliament, politics, public toilet, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Phillip Peek

Phillip PeekPhillip Peek recalls working at the Sun sauna, a sex-on-site venue, in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, abortion, gay, homosexual law reform, people...

Published: July 2018

Found in: People

Sailor

SailorExplore the iconic figure of the sailor in rainbow culture. The programme also looks at sexual activity...

Tags: 1990s, cabin boy, cowboy, cruising, entrapment, gay...

Published: 1999

Found in: Documentary

Session 6

Session 6Audio from the session: Desire as social currency and how desire is constructed around stigmatised and non-normative bodies...

Tags: de-transition, desexualisation, desire, fetishism, hate, identity...

Published: June 2013

Found in: C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at the Tararua Tramping Club in Wellington on 21 May...

Tags: bisexual, gay, heterosexual, trans, transgender, whakawahine...

Published: May 2017

Found in: HIV/AIDS

LAGANZ

LAGANZRoger Swanson talks about the history and purpose of LAGANZ - The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, archives, gay liberation movement, history, transcript online...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Rainbow Room interviews

Rainbow Room interviewsAttendees are interviewed at the re-opening of the Rainbow Room (Select Committee Room 11) at Parliament on 28...

Tags: gay, homosexual, homosexual law reform, lesbian, takataapui, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Jonathan OBrien

Jonathan OBrienJonathan O'Brien talks about growing up and doing drag...

Tags: 1990s, drag, gay, performance, profile, transcript online...

Published: September 2010

Found in: People

Seamas Gormley

Seamas GormleySeamas talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, arts, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: July 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Lynley

LynleyLynley talks about growing up in the 1960s, cricket, ballroom dancing, marriage and coming out...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 2010s, butch, lesbian, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Vaitoa Toelupe

Vaitoa ToelupeVaitoa Toelupe from Samoa talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, samoa, transgender, vaitoa toelupe...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Anne Speir

Anne SpeirAnne talks about growing up, working in the media, activism in the 1970s and 1980s, working on the...

Tags: activism, arts, feminism, gay liberation movement, media, performance...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Meg Torwl

Meg TorwlMeg Torwl, of Celtic ancestry, grew up in rural Aoteroa/New Zealand and resided in the Pacific Northwest from...

Tags: 1990s, arts, canada, images online, photography, visual arts...

Published: 2010

Found in: Gallery

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie Church

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie ChurchWendy and Melanie talk about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant as both a...

Tags: 2000s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Robert Grieve

Robert GrieveRobert talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Ruth Busch

Ruth BuschRuth talks about her early years in the Bronx, growing up in a Holocaust surviving family, coming out...

Tags: abuse, activism, adoption, ageing, children, civil rights...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Rainbow taonga at Te Papa

Rainbow taonga at Te PapaHistory curators Stephanie Gibson and Lynette Townsend showcase some of the many rainbow taonga held in the Museum...

Tags: bisexual, fa'afafine, gay, lesbian, takataapui, transgender...

Published: August 2016

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Launch of the ILGA World Conference 2019

Launch of the ILGA World Conference 2019Audio from the launch of the ILGA World Conference 2019. The event was held at the National...

Tags: bisexual, butch, gay, intersex, lesbian, trans...

Published: August 2018

Found in: ILGA World Conference 2019

Scott Johnston

Scott JohnstonScott talks about coming out in the 1980s and being one of the creators of the Hero parade...

Tags: arts, christianity, coming out, community, dance, death...

Published: May 2013

Found in: People

Charlie Tredway

Charlie TredwayCharlie, a Community Engagement Officer with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation talks about attending Out in the Park...

Tags: 2010s, advertising, anal sex, cd4 threshold, community, gay...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Donald Stenhouse

Donald StenhouseDon talks about what it's like to be an older gay man in 2012. Sadly Don passed away...

Tags: 2010s, ageing, drug therapy, elder issues, elders, gay...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Older Gay Men

David and Rae

David and RaeDavid and Rae talk about coming out, identity and relationships...

Tags: coming out, family, growing up, homophobia, identity, military...

Published: July 2012

Found in: People

Senthorun Raj (2)

Senthorun Raj (2)Senthorun Raj from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, human rights, senthorun raj, w...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act

30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform ActAudio from the 30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act event, held in the Grand Hall, Parliament...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, coming out, cross political party working group, homos...

Published: July 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

City Gallery

City GalleryIn 1995 the gallery hosted a controversial retrospective of US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe which was seen by 45000...

Tags: 1980s, church, homosexual law reform, library, meetings, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Paddling Your Own Waka

Paddling Your Own WakaAudio from the session: Paddling Your Own Waka. In a world of the internet, global publishing companies no...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis

Art, Craft and the AIDS CrisisAudio from the panel discussion Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis held at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, gay, hiv/aids, homosexual...

Published: May 2018

Found in: HIV/AIDS

The Petition (5 November 1985)

The Petition (5 November 1985)Audio from parts of the debate on the report back of the petition against the Homosexual Law Reform...

Tags: 1980s, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual law reform peti...

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

All articles

All articlesA list of all archived articles from GayNZcom...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, gaynz.com, internet, media...

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Kevin Hague

Kevin HagueKevin Hague from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: adoption, civil unions, discrimination, gender identity, hiv/aids, homophobia...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians